Monday, 13 September 2021

One Woman’s Mission to Rewrite Nazi History on Wikipedia

quote [ Coffman knows the book is legit, because she happens to have a copy on loan from the library. When she goes to the cited page, she finds a paragraph that appears to confirm all the Wikipedia article’s wild claims. But then she reads the first sentence of the next paragraph: “This is, of course, nonsense.” ]

I'd say it's surprising, but the more I read about US support for right wing reactionaries in nations that take even the slightest step leftward it makes sense that the US has seemingly become a clearinghouse for apologia and image rehabilitation of Nazi individuals and even ideology. There's an interesting memory hole surrounding World War 2 where the US and Allied powers have sanitized themselves and their Nazi allies in the name of Anti-Communism and western dominance.

Anyway, random WW2 links in the extended.


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How media ‘fluff’ helped Hitler rise to power - University at Buffalo

The CIA's Worst-Kept Secret: Newly Declassified Files Confirm United States Collaboration with Nazis - Institute for Policy Studies


Pried loose by Congress, which passed the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act three years ago, a long-hidden trove of once-classified CIA documents confirms one of the worst-kept secrets of the cold war--the CIA's use of an extensive Nazi spy network to wage a



The Fascist Sympathies of Britain’s Aristocracy


While the people of Britain fought the Nazis in the Second World War, much of their ruling elite was sympathetic to fascism – seeing it as an alternative to democracy and socialism.

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[by steele@6:22pmGMT]

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steele said[1] @ 10:54pm GMT on 13th Sep

On this day, 7 September 1934, anti-fascists hung a banner atop the BBC headquarters advertising a demonstration against a rally by Oswald Mosley and his British Union of Fascists that weekend. While Mosley had been invited on the BBC to promote his Nazi views and advertise his demonstration, the BBC, like the rest of the British press, refused to give a platform to anti-fascists, or mention the counter-protest. Despite this, on the day, over 100,000 Londoners overwhelmed the fascists and their police guard and drove them out of Hyde Park. source

E35-37: The 43 Group


Podcast miniseries about the 43 Group of mostly Jewish ex-servicemen and women who battled Oswald Mosley’s fascists in Britain’s streets after World War II.

mechanical contrivance said @ 3:37pm GMT on 15th Sep
Editing the good edit.
steele said @ 3:57pm GMT on 23rd Sep
Ex-Nazi interpreter Helmut Oberlander has died in Waterloo, Ont., family says | CBC News


Helmut Oberlander, the former interpreter for a Nazi death squad who's been in a lengthy battle to stay in Canada, has died at his home in Waterloo, Ont., at age 97, his family says.


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